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Break time: Portland (home) pregame

With Sebastian Collberg out in the last game before the all-star break, Chris Langkow takes his spot on the top line to start tonight. That John Persson-Alan Quine-Scooter Vaughan line sticks from last night. Cory Conacher remains out. Brendan Shinnimin replaces Alex Bolduc on the all-star team, and Bolduc’s out tonight for Portland. The A’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Portland, Pregame

Non-home part of home-and-home: Portland (road) pregame

Just got my electric bill. Can I borrow a defibrillator? Bridgeport starts a home-and-home in Portland tonight. After Wednesday’s bleh performance and the expected return of a couple of regulars, I’m not really sure what the lineup will look like. I mean, I could make a reasonable guess, I think, but the fine details, we’ll […] [Read More]

Somewhere not in the swamps of Jersey: Albany pregame

Just up the road 11 years ago tomorrow, Bridgeport played Albany in the Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena, later the Izod Center, soon to be closed. Mattias Timander had just been traded. Bridgeport lost 2-1 that Thursday night. At a newer building in a downtown setting, the Sound Tigers will meet a team that isn’t […] [Read More]

Can he ATO? Syracuse pregame 2

Catching up from covering UConn (Isles draft pick Robbie Russo with a hat trick in a 6-1 win; he’s leading the nation’s defensemen in scoring): Cory Conacher’s back in, but Johan Sundstrom, who took a puck in the mouth late last night, appears to be out. Some line tweaks along with that. Bridgeport still in […] [Read More]
Categories: Futures, Pregame, Syracuse

Lashoff in, Conacher out: Syracuse pregame

Matt Lashoff has played seven games against Bridgeport in his AHL career, with a goal and two assists and 11 shots on goal. (Three of those games were in Bridgeport; one assist. The other two points both came in one game in 2006-07 at Providence.) In his other 305 AHL games, he has 41 goals […] [Read More]

Shots on goal, near goal, around goal: Providence pre/postgame

Those first 25 minutes, man. I know I didn’t tweet ‘em much (sigh), but what I got out, I guess, helped do them in. Game could’ve been over. It seemed Providence couldn’t cross the blue line in the first period. Bridgeport kept going the other way and not scoring. Or not getting a shot off. […] [Read More]

Showing up early: Hartford pregame

Figuring out when to set my alarm led me to realize it was the first time I was setting it for quite this trip at quite this time. This will only be the fourth Bridgeport visit to Hartford on a Sunday in the regular season, and the earliest start. And as it turns out, the […] [Read More]

Last Ride In: Albany liveblog

We knew this day would come: Finally, seeing Albany every other game is winding down. This is the last game between the teams that’s in an AHL arena. (There’s one more Jan. 21 in Newark.) (Albany’s role in Bridgeport’s schedule will be played from now on by Syracuse: The Crunch and Sound Tigers begin an […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Postgame, Pregame, RIP

Portland liveblog (yes, Portland)

They’re back downtown, though we’re not. We’ll be listening to Jeff Mannix (audio / video) and following Chris Roy, Paul, Jeff and the Pirates. The box should be here. Elsewhere: Stockton appears a step closer to the AHL and a sale to the Flames. Todd Bertuzzi will be a Binghamton Senator on a PTO. (Bruce […] [Read More]

Another D out: Albany pregame 2

Griffin Reinhart was on for warmup today after missing a couple of shifts blocking a shot last night. But he didn’t take the line rushes, so it looks as if he’ll sit, Scooter Vaughan will move back to defense in that spot with Aaron Ness. Justin Courtnall and Brett Gallant get into the lineup, with […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Leduc, Pregame